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quill

(kwĭl)
n.
1. The hollow stemlike main shaft of a feather. Also called calamus.
2. Any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird.
3. One of the sharp hollow spines of a porcupine or hedgehog.

quill

  1. the hollow stalk of the feather of birds.
  2. a whole wing or tail feather.
  3. the spine of a porcupine.

quill

the shaft of a bird's feather (1).

quill suture technique
a secure, external method of closing the vulva against prolapse; now obsolete. A vertically placed piece of rubber tubing on either side of the vulva is encircled in a row of four or five horizontal mattress sutures.
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YOU might be forgiven for thinking that this column is written with quill pen and parchment - instead of on computer then sent off by e-mail.
Anyway, I thought you had put aside your quill pen and given up your attacks on anyone who believes in the progressive party.
It's possible to make out two of them - a scroll with quill pen (the writer's badge) and a cat (for animal care).
They will get the chance to try out a quill pen and sketch of 17th century domestic artefacts.
They even had the opportunity to try to write like a norseman with lessons on how to read and write runes and use a real quill pen.
Members were invited to take part in a draw for these loaves by signing their names using a goose quill pen and soot ink.
Shunning the wordprocessor, I am instead scratching it into the desk-top (with a quill pen, natch ), while illuminated by oil-lamp.
Yes, you could have been the one with the quill pen responding to dull letters and answering tedious telephone calls.
Visitors will be able to hear stories of Thomssen's skills during battle, learn some old English, try on and handle everyday items from the period, learn to read and write runes and use a real quill pen.
round-edged ruler, used to make lines with quill pen (square-edged ruler would smudge)
Well, digital signature technology is pretty advanced and a digitally signed e-mail is harder to forge than a quill pen squiggle.
But, he says crisply, ``it seems to be a natural transition from the quill pen to the ballpoint pen to computers.